SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
pravṛttiṁ ca nivṛttiṁ ca
bandhaṁ mokṣaṁ ca yā vetti
buddhiḥ sā pārtha sāttvikī
‘That is Sātvika-Reason, Pārtha! which discerns action and inaction, duty and non-duty, fear and non-fear, bondage and release.’
Action or advance (pravṛitti)1 = the Dharma (or method) to be observed for achieving material goods (abhyudaya.)
Inaction or retiring (nivṛitti)2 = the Dharma (or method) by which Moksha (release) is effectible.
Duty and non-duty (kāry-ākārye) = The knowing by a person of what may be done and what may be avoided, according to time, place and circumstances; by a person who may have embraced either of the courses of pravṛitti or nivṛitti.
Fear and non-fear (bhay-ābhaye). Fear is that which is occasioned by infraction of Śāstra. Non-fear is that which is occasioned by observance of Śāstra.
Bondage (bandha) = the exact nature of Samsāra.
Release (mokshā) = the exact nature of liberation therefrom (i.e., from bondage).
The Sātvika-Reason is that which discriminates all this.
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